Pip Hall

Since graduating in 1995 from the University of Otago with a degree in Drama, Pip has worked as a full time writer.

Pip's early theatre writing began at Allen Hall Theatre and followed with two commissions from Young & Hungry Arts Trust. Her play Red Fish, Blue Fish was selected as part of the Silo New Works Programme and then played at Circa as part of a similar programme.

Pip also co wrote with father, Roger HallWho Needs Sleep Anyway? a musical and comedy revue commissioned for the Plunket Centenary.

Two of Pip's major works - The Woman Who Loved a Mountain and The 53rd Victim were both developed through the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts Show and Tell programme in 2006 and 2008. The 53rd Victim then went on to win the New New Zealand Play Award in 2009, selected out of over 70 scripts. It was also a finalist in the inaugural New Zealand Writers Guild awards in 2010. The 53rd Victim was commissioned to be adapted for Radio New Zealand and was a finalist in 2011 in the drama section of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. In 2009 she won the Bruce Mason award, New Zealand’s most prestigious playwriting award.

Her one-act play Shudder was published by The Play Press in 2003 and is widely produced in high schools throughout New Zealand. queen b was published by Playmarket as part of an anthology of Young & Hungry plays.

Pip also works extensively in television and film as a writer, story liner, story/script editor, developer, creative producer and actor. She is also co-creator and co-producer of the Wet Hot Beauties, a contemporary water ballet company.

She lives with her husband and two children in Westmere, Auckland.